Five Common Misconceptions about Ordering Kitchen Cabinets Online


As a homeowner, it is understandable if you are hesitant to order your kitchen cabinets online. While the Internet is a wealth of information, it can also spread misinformation, which makes it difficult to discern between fact and fiction. Unfortunately, buying kitchen cabinets online has been subject to  misinformation that has made potential buyers wary. The reality is that huge strides in modern technology have made shopping online a safe and accessible haven for all. We are here to share this message by dispelling myths and providing clarity on common misconceptions about purchasing kitchen cabinets online.  




  1. They are poorly made 

Many consumers incorrectly assume that kitchen cabinets bought online are of  inferior quality compared to those peddled by in-store retailers. The truth is that the quality of cabinets sold online varies according to the materials that are used and the same goes for in-store cabinets. The fragility of particle board makes it the lowest quality material is used to construct cabinets, whereas highly durable and long-lasting plywood or solid wood make them top-quality materials. Most online retailers provide warranties that extend for the majority of their cabinets’ lifespan, which is a true testament to the genuine  



  1. There is no personalized service 

Not being able to chat to a salesperson in the flesh does not mean that you won’t receive personalized service online. As a matter of fact, the online operators of telephone lines and website live chats are even more dedicated to your needs as they are not exposed to the distractions of manning a storefront, such as the demands of other customers, queries by subordinates, and requests from managers. Their sole focus is on assisting you in your hunt for your dream  kitchen cabinets. Always remember that there is a person (or person-equivalent AI) behind the screen. Just because you cannot see their faces, doesn’t mean that they’re not there.  



  1. It is unsafe  

Authentic e-commerce sites implement strict security measures to ensure that their customers can shop safely and securely. While cybersecurity threats, such as data harvesting are a possibility, their risk is significantly reduced with appropriate preventative measures. Always practice vigilance when shopping online by reading through customer reviews that indicate the reliability and trustworthiness of a site.  



  1. It is expensive 

You’ll most probably receive the biggest discounts possible on kitchen cabinets by shopping online. Online retailers have no shop overheads so their mark-ups on their merchandise are much lower than physical storefronts. Most online cabinetry stores offer free shipping or flat shipping rates, which means that you can order exponential volumes of a product without having to cough up for an inflated shipping bill. Discounts for bulk orders are also provided, which makes kitting out your spacious kitchen surprisingly economical.  



  1. They don’t deliver  

With no in-store pickup option, delivery is a massive part of the service offered by online stores. Whether the items are ready-to-assemble (RTA) or  pre-assembled they will be shipped straight to your doorstep, either in flat packs or boxes. The lion’s share of online retailers will put in touch with a store appointed contractor that you can hire to install your cabinets for a small fee, which you can forgo if you have decided to go the DIY route.  



Easy to assemble RTA cabinets are the ultimate prize for self-assembly  beginners and pros alike. Call Nelson Cabinetry at 832-998-6598 for premium white shaker RTA cabinets that ship in 2-3 weeks. We take time very seriously and so should you – so call us today.